Frank Ocean Pays Tribute to Trayvon Martin and Others in New “Nikes” Video


After the surprise release of Frank Ocean’s 18-track visual album Endless, the singer has dropped a new single called “Nikes,” released via Apple Music. And there’s a video. The clip for ”Nikes” features a cameo by A$AP Rocky (holding a picture of late friend and collaborator ASAP Yams), as well as rapper Trina and a glitter-covered Kanye West. References to Pimp C, Trayvon Martin (“That nigga looked just like me,” Ocean sings), and oddities like the Heaven’s Gate cult suicides are also present. Speculation abounds that the singer is expected to release another project, previously known as Boys Don’t Cry (probably an old title at this point), this weekend. It’s still unclear if “Nikes” is part of that release.